Cognitive Processes

Parents: Your math anxiety is only making homework harder for your kids

 Quartz: While doing a math problem with my six-year-old recently during a classroom session for parents, I barked at her, “Just put the number in any circle.” She looked at me as if I was speaking a different language. Turns out, I was. Her teacher, who overheard the conversation, corrected More

The Secret of Building Successful Teams

Successful organizations depend on successful teamwork, and according to Arizona State University psychological scientist Nancy J. Cooke what you think you know about teamwork is probably wrong;  creating a high-performing team is about much more than simply trying to recruit the best and the brightest (which research shows can backfire More

Terrorism Temporarily Turns Leftists Rightward

Pacific Standard: Presidential preference polls provide a clear indication of how American conservatives are reacting to the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. They’ve basically doubled down on their America-first mindset, with large numbers endorsing candidates who express hostility toward outsiders such as immigrants and Muslims. OK, but More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Opportunity Cost Neglect Attenuates the Effect of Choices on Preferences Adam Eric Greenberg and Stephen A. Spiller When someone makes a decision, the cost of not choosing the second-best alternative is called the opportunity cost. In some cases, such as in “whether-or-not&#8221 More